Problem Solving: Thoughts On Critical Thinking [QUOTE CARDS]

Break it down and put it back together

Some people prefer routine work that doesn't change day-to-day, while others get a rush from confronting new challenges. Whatever your preference, employment trends show that more people than ever are working for themselves and shouldering new responsibilities at companies struggling to do more with less.

Critical thinkers have the ball in their court in this environment. If you want survive in today's tumultuous work landscape, where there are six jobless people to every opening, you have to show that you can be creative and analytical in any situation.

Check out what the following scientists, media personalities and leaders think about this valuable soft skill, and learn how to cultivate it here.

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Mariya Pylayev

Mariya Pylayev

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Mariya Pylayev is a multimedia journalist who specializes in web and video production. She graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She has contributed to CNNMoney, CUNY TV’s 219West and WNYC. Her work has also been featured in L Magazine, Feet in 2 Worlds and The Independent Media Channel. Follow her on Twitter: @mariyapy

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